Ummm….Ok, I won’t judge a book by its cover.
“Dad alwyas said a person must have a magnificent reason for writing out his or her Life Story and expecting anyone to read it. ‘Unless your name is something along the lines of Mozart, Matisse, Churchill, Che Guevara, or Bond – James Bond – you best spend your free time finger painting of playing shuffleboard, for no one, with the exception of your flabby-armed mother with stiff hair and a mashed-potato way of looking at you, will want to hear the particulars of your pitiable existance….” — Special Topics in Calamaty Physics, by Marish Pesse
You’ve just read the first few lines in my latest literary venture. My, how generations change!
The Times and USA Today wrote rave reviews about this book, aligning the author with well-known novelists that are still obscure to this novice. But of course the quote from Vogue hit home:
“Wity and exuberatnt, it is part coming-of-age, part road-trip adventure, part idiosyncratic Great Books survey, with dashes of romantic comedy and murder mystery thrown in.” — Vogue
Although young, author Marisha Pessel now has this New York Times Best Seller under her belt and won over the veteran critics.
You’re probably thinking to yourself at this point, “but what is the book about?” Honestly, I still don’t know. It’s the tale of a brilliant young girl that goes away to school in a small town after a “series of inexplicable events” that “[results] in an explosion of energy, light, and heartbreak.”
The book was suggested by a friend whom I revere for his, yes HIS, literary scholarship, and as you’ve read, the critics applaud her writing. Maybe I’ll pick up a thing or two ;)
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